Dota 2 is getting a Cave Johnson announcer pack. Johnson is the deranged founding father of Aperture Science from Portal and voiced by the Oscar-winning JK Simmons. Simmons does not function a lot within the six-minute advert for the pack produced by Valve, however Gabe Newell does. You’ll be able to watch it under.
A number of Valve’s latest advertising and marketing appears to be following a single directorial notice – “louder” – however this acquired a few laughs from me, and it is Gabe who, principally with out saying something, steals the present.
The Cave Johnson Announcer Pack will launch on November third as a part of Battle Cross: Half 2. The battle go, as at all times, is a reward observe you should purchase into after which progress alongside via play or purchases. You will discover particulars on half one of many battle go, and different components arriving partly two, on the Battle Cross 2022 microsite.
When you’ve not performed Dota 2 – or any MOBA, actually – then it’s best to know that the announcer is an enormous a part of it, calling out not simply kill sprees however important details about the state of the sport. Beauty announcer packs substitute all announcer voice traces, of which there are many, and have beforehand featured different Portal characters, in addition to characters from different Valve video games or indie hits like The Stanley Parable.
It is mainly a uncommon alternative to listen to a extremely embellished charactor actor learn a comical (or not) spin on traces like, “Our prime barracks are below assault.” Or to me, a non-Dota 2 participant, it is this amusing YouTube video and nothing else.